Police in Kakumiro District are holding a 45-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife for failure to pay Shs5,000.
The suspect who is a resident of Kikoora village in Kakinso Sub County, was arrested by vigilant residents on Wednesday in his hideout in Nalweyo Sub County, Kakumiro District.
It is alleged that the suspect used a panga to hack to death Norida Komwaka, 32, on Monday night after a simple misunderstanding which was sparked off because of Shs5,000 which the suspect had demanded from the wife at night.
On interrogation, police say the suspect confessed to killing his wife using a panga over money.
According to preliminary information obtained by police, the man returned from the nearby trading centre and started demanding for the money his wife had got from the maize she had sold to go and buy alcohol.
However, Komwaka declined to hand over the money and this reportedly infuriated the suspect who picked up a panga and started cutting her.
The officer in charge Kikoora Police post, Mr Ismail Friday said the suspect will be transferred to Kakumiro Police Station for further interrogation.
“On the same night, the suspect also hacked one of his daughters, Suzan Kichonco, 15,” said Mr Friday.
Kichonco is currently admitted at Quality Classic Clinic in Kakindo Town Council.
Recently, Police led by Kakumiro District Police Commander, Mr Hassan Mugerwa, rolled out community policing to sensitize people on the dangers and the negative implications of domestic violence which has greatly contributed to the rise of domestic homicides in the district.
In a related development, police in Buikwe District are investigating circumstances under which a watchman was on Tuesday night hacked to death by unknown assailants.
Peter Okoth, 22, was killed by the unknown assailants after they accessed the premises that he was guarding using a ladder.
The Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson, Hellen Butoto, confirmed the murder of Okoth who was working as a local night guard in Kitigoma, Njeru Municipality in Buikwe District.
Ms Butoto said the assailants used a ladder to scale up the fence before attacking the deceased using a bow and arrow.
She further explained that the unknown assailants did not take anything with them.
The body of the deceased has since been taken Jinja Hospital mortuary as investigations continue.